Milwaukee looks to be stuck with Sheriff Clarke as he rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has withdrawn his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke was expected to start in a role at DHS at the end of June, but his appointment had reportedly been subject to significant delays that contributed to his withdrawal. > Washington Post

Watch or listen: ‘Week in Review’ from WisEye

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Every Friday, WisconsinEye produces ‘Week in Review’, in both video and audio. The latest episode covers: • Budget battling between Walker and GOP • The budget debate re: UW • Giving DOA more clout • A state agency to let student borrowers refinance • New Tommy Thompson Leadership Center • Next weekend’s Dem Party Chair election • Sheriff Walker’s needed out from Wisconsin

Watch or read: Questions swirl on how often Sheriff Clarke is in Milwaukee and whether his key card gets any use

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Since October, FOX6 Milwaukee has been requesting 2015-2016 calendar records from Sheriff David Clarke. After seven months, they finally received a 90-day installment (just 14 percent of their request), which showed a third of the days spent traveling out of state, and a third with redacted, unclear or no information on where he was. (Includes 6-min news video.)

Sheriff Clarke unsure if Trump will still hire him after plagiarism report

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said this week that a CNN report on plagiarism in his master’s thesis could impact the Trump administration’s decision to hire him at the Department of Homeland Security: “Who knows? I say that sincerely, because I’m in a political environment, and sometimes political decisions are made.” > Erie News NOW

Sheriff Clarke in NY Times again, in Op-Ed from a Milwaukeean

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When David Clarke Jr., the sheriff of Milwaukee County, announced that he’d been appointed to a position with Homeland Security, Milwaukee residents like me felt two things: relief that we might finally rid ourselves of his disastrous leadership, and deep concern about what his new role might mean for the country. > NY Times

Field of contenders expands to replace Sheriff Clarke, if he actually leaves

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The number of individuals now on record as interested in replacing Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke now or running for the post in 2018 grew to three this week. But all is contingent on Clarke’s actually leaving for a position with homeland security, which agency officials have yet to confirm. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NY Times takes its turn at ‘Who is Sheriff David Clarke?’

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Sheriff Clarke has become a controversial figure because of the treatment of prisoners at the Milwaukee County Jail he supervises, his rhetoric regarding gun rights and criminal justice and his excoriation of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here’s a quick look at the sheriff’s moments in the spotlight. > NY Times